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PARLIAMENTARY HISTORY

Part 1: Manuscript Minutes, Committee Books and Voting Records of the House of Lords, c1620-1714

Dates of Parliaments, 1620-1714

 

Description

Dates

3rd Parliament of James 1

 

30 January 1621 – 8 February 1622

4th Parliament of James 1

 

12 February 1624 – 27 March 1625

1st Parliament of Charles I

 

18 June 1625 – 12 August 1625

2nd Parliament of Charles I

 

6 February 1626 – 15 June 1626

3rd Parliament of Charles I

 

17 March 1628 – 10 March 1629

4th Parliament of Charles I
(Short Parliament)

 

13 April 1640 – 5 May 1640

5th Parliament of  Charles I
(Long Parliament)


(Pride’s Purge, 6 Dec 1648)
(during the Interregnum the Long Parliament continued as the Purged Parliament until
20 April 1653)

 

 

3 November 1640 – 20 April 1653

Parliament of  Saints, Barebones
Parliament or Assembly of Nominees

 

4 July 1653 – 12 December 1653

1st Parliament of the Protectorate

 

3 September 1654 – 22 January 1655

2nd Parliament of  the Protectorate

 

17 September 1656 – 4 February 1658

Richard Cromwell’s Parliament

 

27 January 1659 – 22 April 1659

Long Parliament restored, Rump recalled because army had run out of political options

 

7 May 1659 – 13 October 1659

Fleetwood resigned and handed over his powers to the Rump.  Members excluded by Pride’s Purge restored on 21 February 1660

 

26 December 1659 – 16 March 1660

Convention Parliament of  the Restoration

 

25 April 1660 – 29 December 1660

Pension Parliament

 

8 May 1661 – 24 January 1679

Habeas Corpus Parliament
(prorogued 27 May 1679)

 

6 March 1679 – 12 July 1679

Exclusion Bill Parliament (prorogued before it met and did not sit until 21 October 1680)

 

21 October 1679 – 18 January 1681

Oxford Parliament

 

21 March 1681 – 28 March 1681

James II’s Parliament
(prorogued 2 November 1685)

 

19 May 1685 – 2 July 1687

Convention Parliament of  the Revolution

 

22 January 1689 – 6 February 1690

2nd Parliament of  William III (Triennial Act passed 1694)

 

20 March 1690 – 11 October 1695

3rd Parliament of  William III

 

22 November 1695 – 7 July 1698

4th Parliament of  William III

 

6 December 1698 – 19 December 1700

5th Parliament of  William III

 

6 February 1701 – 11 November 1701

6th Parliament of  William III

 

30 December 1701 – 2 July 1702

1st Parliament of  Queen Anne

 

20 October 1702 – 5 April 1705

2nd Parliament of  of Queen Anne

 

25 October 1705 – 3 April 1708

3rd Parliament of  Queen Anne

 

16 November 1708 – 21 September 1710

4th Parliament of  Queen Anne

 

25 November  1710 – 8 August 1713

5th Parliament of  Queen Anne

 

16 February 1714 – 15 January 1715

SOURCE:  Handbook of British Chronology

(Royal Historical Society) the dates of the opening of the session and of dismissal have been given.

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